Jan 14, 2015

U.S. man, 19, pleads not guilty to trying to join Islamic State

A 19-year-old man from suburban Chicago pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to federal charges of trying to provide material support to Islamic State militants after he tried to travel with his two younger siblings to the Middle East to join the Islamic State. Mohammed ...

Sankei reporter pleads not guilty to defaming South Korean president

Nov 27, 2014

Sankei reporter pleads not guilty to defaming South Korean president

A Japanese reporter indicted on charges of defaming South Korean President Park Geun-hye pleaded not guilty at a preliminary hearing on Thursday at the Seoul Central District Court. Prosecutors last month indicted Tatsuya Kato, the former Seoul bureau chief of Japan’s Sankei Shimbun, over ...

Nov 6, 2014

Judge overturns Missouri ban on gay marriage

A judge overturned Missouri’s ban on gay marriage on Wednesday in a ruling that could add the state to a growing list of those where same-sex marriages are legal. St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison, who heard arguments on Sept. 29, determined the law ...

Officials faulted in death of Ghanaian

Mar 19, 2014

Officials faulted in death of Ghanaian

by Tomohiro Osaki

In a landmark verdict, the Tokyo District Court on Wednesday ruled that immigration officials were responsible for the death of a Ghanaian man they were forcibly deporting in 2010. Finding that the officials “illegally” used excessive force to subdue Abubakar Awudu Suraj aboard a ...

Nissan-only N.Y. taxi fleet plan struck down

Oct 9, 2013

Nissan-only N.Y. taxi fleet plan struck down

New York’s plan for a new fleet of cabs from Nissan Motor Co. has been blocked by a judge who ruled that the city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission overstepped its authority by requiring medallion owners to buy a specific vehicle. Nissan won a contract ...

Aug 7, 2013

Hasan admits to massacre at Fort Hood

Sitting in a wheelchair, his voice soft but unwavering, U.S. Army psychiatrist Nidal Malik Hasan took responsibility Tuesday for the 2009 mass shooting at Fort Hood. “Fellow members, good morning,” Hasan began at the opening of his court-martial at the army post in central ...